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Definition of "beau" []

  • The boyfriend of a woman or girl. (noun)
  • A dandy; a fop. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beau" in a sentence
  • "'There is, of course, no one I should prefer to _le beau capitaine_ -- there is no one to whom I would confide my Olive more willingly; but, then, one must look to other things; one cannot live entirely on love, even if it be the love of a _beau capitaine_.'"
  • "Theron's long-term beau is Irish actor Stuart Townsend."
  • "Today DoCoMo announced that Ms. DoCoMushroom is to be given a love interest – and DoCoMo subscribers will get the chance to choose her new beau from a shortlist of potential suitors."